The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT jobs advertised for the Ipswich region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Games over the 3 months to 26 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 12 51 24
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -27
Permanent jobs citing Games 87 1 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 18.51% 0.34% 9.48%
As % of the General category 48.33% 1.96% 36.05%
Number of salaries quoted 86 1 30
Average salary £37,500 £30,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -7.69%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Games
Suffolk

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in permanent jobs advertised in the Ipswich region.

General Category
Ipswich
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
180 51 86
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 38.30% 17.17% 26.30%
Number of salaries quoted 149 37 76
Average salary £40,000 £35,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.67% +9.23%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £27,500 £27,250
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £41,850 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Ipswich

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Games across the Ipswich region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Games Jobs Demand Trend in Ipswich

Games
Salary Trend in Ipswich

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Games across the Ipswich region.

Games Salary Trend in Ipswich

Games
Salary Histogram in Ipswich

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Games across the Ipswich region over the 3 months to 26 May 2015.

Games Salary Histogram in Ipswich

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, IT jobs across the Ipswich region citing Games also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Games.

1 111 (81.02%) C#
2 97 (70.80%) Online Games
3 96 (70.07%) OO
4 70 (51.09%) HTML
4 70 (51.09%) Java
4 70 (51.09%) CSS
5 62 (45.26%) JavaScript
6 59 (43.07%) SQL
7 57 (41.61%) Subversion
8 29 (21.17%) HTML5
9 22 (16.06%) Web Development
10 21 (15.33%) jQuery
11 20 (14.60%) T-SQL
12 19 (13.87%) CSS3
13 17 (12.41%) .NET
14 13 (9.49%) SQL Server
14 13 (9.49%) Scrum
15 12 (8.76%) WebSockets
15 12 (8.76%) WebKit
15 12 (8.76%) WebGL
15 12 (8.76%) Degree
15 12 (8.76%) HTML5 Canvas
16 11 (8.03%) Load Balancing
16 11 (8.03%) Ruby
16 11 (8.03%) Continuous Improvement
16 11 (8.03%) Replication
16 11 (8.03%) Clustering
16 11 (8.03%) SOA
16 11 (8.03%) Data Mining
16 11 (8.03%) Microsoft

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, IT jobs across the Ipswich region citing Games also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Games. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 7 (5.11%) Photoshop
1 7 (5.11%) Fireworks
1 7 (5.11%) Adobe Illustrator
1 7 (5.11%) Adobe After Effects
2 4 (2.92%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.73%) Mathematica
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.92%) SaaS
2 1 (0.73%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (9.49%) SQL Server
2 11 (8.03%) Data Mining
3 8 (5.84%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (1.46%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.46%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.73%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 57 (41.61%) Subversion
2 8 (5.84%) Selenium
3 5 (3.65%) SoapUI
4 3 (2.19%) Cucumber
4 3 (2.19%) RSpec
4 3 (2.19%) Capybara
4 3 (2.19%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.46%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (1.46%) SonarQube
5 2 (1.46%) FxCop
5 2 (1.46%) StyleCop
5 2 (1.46%) Ant
5 2 (1.46%) MSBuild
5 2 (1.46%) NuGet
General
1 2 (1.46%) Finance
Job Titles
1 106 (77.37%) Developer
2 59 (43.07%) Web Developer
3 49 (35.77%) Software Developer
4 23 (16.79%) Graduate
5 18 (13.14%) Graduate Developer
6 11 (8.03%) Architect
6 11 (8.03%) Technical Architect
7 9 (6.57%) SQL Developer
8 8 (5.84%) Junior Developer
8 8 (5.84%) Junior Web Developer
8 8 (5.84%) Junior
9 7 (5.11%) Tester
9 7 (5.11%) Database Specialist
9 7 (5.11%) QA Tester
9 7 (5.11%) Technical Specialist
9 7 (5.11%) Photoshop Designer
9 7 (5.11%) Database Architect
9 7 (5.11%) Designer
10 5 (3.65%) Automation Tester
11 4 (2.92%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (51.09%) HTML
1 70 (51.09%) CSS
2 29 (21.17%) HTML5
3 21 (15.33%) jQuery
4 19 (13.87%) CSS3
5 17 (12.41%) .NET
6 12 (8.76%) WebSockets
6 12 (8.76%) WebKit
6 12 (8.76%) WebGL
6 12 (8.76%) HTML5 Canvas
7 8 (5.84%) RabbitMQ
8 7 (5.11%) Flash
9 4 (2.92%) ASP.NET
9 4 (2.92%) .NET Framework
10 2 (1.46%) Cocoa Touch
10 2 (1.46%) Web Services
10 2 (1.46%) Cocoa
11 1 (0.73%) Spring
11 1 (0.73%) OpenGL
11 1 (0.73%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 97 (70.80%) Online Games
2 11 (8.03%) Replication
2 11 (8.03%) Clustering
3 9 (6.57%) Mobile App
4 8 (5.84%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.19%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (1.46%) Social Media
7 1 (0.73%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.73%) CUDA
7 1 (0.73%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.46%) Apple iOS
2 1 (0.73%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (70.07%) OO
2 22 (16.06%) Web Development
3 13 (9.49%) Scrum
4 11 (8.03%) SOA
4 11 (8.03%) Load Balancing
4 11 (8.03%) Continuous Improvement
5 8 (5.84%) Mentoring
6 7 (5.11%) Automation Testing
7 5 (3.65%) TDD
7 5 (3.65%) BDD
7 5 (3.65%) Game Development
8 4 (2.92%) People Management
8 4 (2.92%) OOP
9 3 (2.19%) Software Engineering
9 3 (2.19%) Software Testing
9 3 (2.19%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (2.19%) Performance Testing
9 3 (2.19%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (2.19%) Data Protection
10 2 (1.46%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 111 (81.02%) C#
2 70 (51.09%) Java
3 62 (45.26%) JavaScript
4 59 (43.07%) SQL
5 20 (14.60%) T-SQL
6 11 (8.03%) Ruby
7 9 (6.57%) C++
8 8 (5.84%) Python
8 8 (5.84%) Go
9 2 (1.46%) Objective-C
9 2 (1.46%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.73%) ActionScript 3.0
10 1 (0.73%) ActionScript 2.0
10 1 (0.73%) R
10 1 (0.73%) GLSL
10 1 (0.73%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.73%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 12 (8.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.84%) QA
Vendors
1 11 (8.03%) Microsoft